UPnP works great Overall satisfied with the app. As mentioned on the instructions, having a router with universal plug and play makes it easier to setup your home network... not by much, but it does. I can only however play 3 cameras simultaneously. Update: 4 cameras can now be seen simultaneously. Reset all routers and changed the DHCP to manually provide IP address and so far everything works. Still a 4-star app because resolution could improve some.
Not Compatible with Galaxy S4 after upgrading to Android v5.0 'Lolipop' I think that the previous OS used Java & the 'Lolipop' OS has done away with Java. So if the nice people at Swann could re-write their App to make it work with 'Lolipop' we would all be very thankful. Meanwhile 1 stars only (just to get it to register - otherwise it's really 0 stars as it doesn't work, even after re-installing!). UPDATE: Installed the 'SwannView Link' app which now works (with a little bit of setting up) with my DVR8-4000 & Galaxy S4 Android v5.0 'Lollipop' OS). This seems better.
Working great for me. Works excellent via wifi (local) and via 3G/4G. I love the ability to save snapshots and video locally on my devices. Calling support for mobile viewing was a must, but well worth it. One thing the could add is a 4x2 or 4x4 widget that shows your live cameras. That would make this a ten star app.
Needs better instructions The problem here is that unless your a computer head the instructions to set the app up are hard to work out for the average tech dinosaur like me. Setting up the DDNS was easy bit when setting up the app no details.. for anyone who reads take note. In the app when adding the username and password it's the same as the one you open the menu on your DVD at home. It's not the one you set up the DDNS with. A simple tip that would of saved me months of agony. Detailed instructions please Swann.
Works Flawlessly, Highly recommend ! I have used both Swannview and Swannview Pro apps and both work flawlessly with my Android smartphone. Set up on both was the same; a "breeze" I currently use Swannview Pro ( just my self preference) each time i want to view my camera source and with a tap on the app i get instant connection to my camera's. With the motion perimeters set up in my DVR i also get instant emails when a set parimeter alarm is triggered. I highly recommend the use of Swannview and Swannview Pro apps in conjunction with your
Nice idea but poorly executed/poor reliability This app is very frustrating. Your server must be reinstalling/set up against if your DVR loses power. The UI is unfriendly and unintuitive. Swann really needs to raise the bar on this connectivity. I would explore other DVR options until this gets I improved.
Local recording to handset
Easier DVR management
Improved PTZ control
Drag cameras on screen to change arrangement
Build home security camera with old phones, + Motion Detection & Cloud Recording
One of the best app for remote surveillance, local and cloud video recording.